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CBN interviews Kimberly on Nuba, Sudan

I am very thankful to Christian Broadcasting Network for helping Make Way Partners to get the word out about the genocide and persecution in Nuba, Sudan. To follow is a link to an interview I did with Gary Lang of CBN in D.C. yesterday. Please share, as always, educating and mobilizing—making way for the coming…

The Face on the Milk Carton, without the Milk or the Carton

I noticed the same small scrap of a girl three days running as she hung close to the shelter where I recorded child-sponsorship information for the hundreds of orphans at Our Father’s Cleft. Edges of dirty orange paper always poked from the fringe of her tiny fingers. I sized her up to be about four, but…

Francis and Orphan-Supply Trucks Attacked

As I left Nuba Mountains, Sudan Francis left Nairobi, Kenya leading two large trucks full of tons of supplies for headed for Our Father’s Cleft in Nuba. Early this morning, as our guys drove through South Sudan, a heavily armed gang attacked them, beat them and robbed them of their personal food, funds, phones, all…

Just We Hens

It had been a long and brutally hot day in Nuba. As usual, on the way to my evening bucket-bath, I stopped in the tukel where five orphan girls sleep on our staff compound. All five were sprawled across twine-strung beds, chatting and giggling as innoc…

Playing Dead

Recently, I received the below letter from one of our orphans who I have loved since he was eight or nine years old. He is now eighteen or nineteen. Please read it with your heart hanging heavy with the ripe fruit of grace.   Dear Kimberly Smith, It’s been ten years now or so since I…

The Cost of Love

My favorite day of the week in Nuba is Friday, because in the afternoon the children celebrate that they have survived one more week. They take time to play, sing, dance, and just hang out. Today, they went all out, showing me many of their native dances. The tall, strong boys wore sheaves of bells tied…

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From her camp in the desert Kimberly L. Smith pulls back the canvas of her tent to show us the good, the bad and the ugly of our world today…

Tomi Lee “T.L.” Grover, PhD Anti-trafficking consultant and founder of

Reading this book will propel us all beyond our self-imposed boundaries, to the ultimate risk of finding and following Christ’s call for our own lives.

Rev. Dr. Lauran Bethell Global consultant, Ministries with Victims of Human Trafficking and Prostitution

This is more than a well-written, powerful, and inspiring story… This book is contagious.

Dr. Gary Fenton Senior pastor, Dawson Family of Faith and Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

The greatest stories aren’t about undaunted characters who overcome their greatest foes but about unlikely characters who overcome their greatest fears. Kimberly Smith is one of those characters. And this is one of those stories.

Ken Gire Author of Moments with the Savior, Windows of the Soul, and The North Face of God

What you read in this book will be used of God to motivate you to action on behalf of vulnerable children around the world. In the process, as you walk with Kimberly, you may also find perspective, forgiveness and healing in your own life.

Randy Alcorn Author of Heaven and If God is Good

I read her book on the flight home. I began weeping in the first half hour and I was mesmerized and captured for 5 hours straight. The book haunted me.

Dr. Dan Allender Author of To Be Told and Founding President of Mars Hill Graduate School

Kimberly Smith voluntarily walks through the gates of hell. If you can read her accounts without being affected, you should check for a pulse.

Philip Yancey Author of What Good is God? and What's So Amazing about Grace

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